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Applying for a job whilst on maternity leave

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    Hi

    I am currently on maternity leave but I'm due back at the end of May. I have seen a job I wish to apply for beginning in September and I can't see any reason why I shouldn't apply. Also, I would have completed 14 wks back at my current school so wouldn't need to repay maternity pay (that does count during the holidays doesn't it?) Should I mention that I am on maternity leave as I don't think it has any impact on availability to take up the post. would it stand against me that I haven't been teaching since last academic year?

    Thanks.

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    Q1  No expert on maternity pay and the conditions et by the local authority, so you should contact the HR devision and ask

    Q2  Yes, be up-front about it.  It shouldn't go against you.

    Q3  Not if you write a good enough application!  We have advice for you on here.

    Try this for size:

    Dear Theo: Cover Letter..

    Big hug to that new baby!

    Best wishes

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    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.

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